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Religion rarely part of ICU conversation

(Reuters Health) – In less than 20 percent of family meetings in the intensive care unit do doctors and other health care providers discuss religion or spirituality a new study…

Knee and hip replacements increase heart attack risk briefly

(Reuters Health) – Operations to replace a knee or a hip appear to increase heart attack risk in the short term and the risk of blood clots in the long…

Google, Sanofi team up to improve diabetes care

Google Inc and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes. Sanofi will work with Google’s life sciences team…

Medtronic says trials find gene linked to sudden cardiac death

Two studies have identified a gene associated with potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms, device maker Medtronic Plc said on Monday. The studies evaluated genetic information to identify gene abnormalities that…

Asterias’s stem cell therapy shows promise in study

Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. The therapy,…

Bayer heart failure drug cuts deaths in mid-stage trial

Bayer will move a heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year, boosting its ambitions in cardiovascular treatments after the experimental medicine showed a “striking” reduction in deaths in a…

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Tahini is a seed butter made from sesame seeds that are hulled, ground, and toasted. It is commonly used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. …

Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones

Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of…

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system. Seventy per cent of these…

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

Ebola nurse works at hospital that saved him

The first British healthcare worker who caught and survived Ebola is working as an NHS nurse in the hospital that helped save his life. He spoke to the BBC while…

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